Aisyah Llewellyn

In August 2018 a Chinese-Indonesian Buddhist was sentenced to 18 months in prison for blasphemy. Now that her final appeal has been rejected by Indonesia’s Supreme Court, Meliana is speaking out against her conviction.

Jacob Goldberg, Nay Paing

Myanmar has transitioned from a military junta to a civilian government, but Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has largely defended the military’s legacy. For a handful of activists in the country, protesting the military’s power continues to be a risky endeavour.

Ganesha Yudhistira

The Dayak indigenous group in Kalimantan has a long history of traditional tattooing and elongating of the ear lobes as a sign of beauty and nobility. In recent years, however, modern stigma has put an end to this centuries-old practice.

Noor Ibrahim

The implementation of a syariah penal code specifying brutal punishments has thrust Brunei into the international spotlight. With Hollywood celebrities boycotting hotels and condemnation from multiple fronts, it is worth paying attention not only to those who are speaking out, but those who are not.

Aisyah Llewellyn, Nita Roshita, Ian Morse

It's 17 April and Indonesians across the country are heading to the polls. New Naratif's editors in Indonesia are on the ground bringing us the sights and sounds of the 2019 election.

Finneke Wolajan

Calon Presiden Indonesia Prabowo Subianto berharap memenangkan Pemilu pada April 2019. Namun ia menghadapi persaingan keras di seluruh Indonesia—termasuk di Sulawesi Utara, kampung halaman ibunya.

Finneke Wolajan

Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto is hoping to sweep to victory when Indonesia goes to the polls in April 2019. But he faces strong competition across the archipelago, and not least of all in his hometown in Sulawesi.

Teo You Yenn

The Singapore government is seeking to pass new legislation to deal with “fake news” and misinformation on the Internet. Critics have already raised concerns about freedom of expression and press freedom, but less discussed thus far are issues related to academic freedom in the city-state.

Abdallah Naem

Sungai Santan pernah menjadi jantung kehidupan desa. Tetapi aktivitas perusahaan tambang telah mencabik ekosistem lokal, mengubah sungai yang semula jernih menjadi berlumpur dan memancing buaya-buaya lapar turun ke hilir.

Xuyen Nguyen, Hannah Hoang

The rhetoric surrounding refugees is today often framed as matters of border security, illegal movement, or burdens on welfare systems. Visiting the camp where she was born, Xuyen Nguyen reflects on her family’s journey and the choices refugees have been pushed to make.

Maxwell Lowe, Dimas Haryo

The Ahmadiyya in Indonesia have long battled allegations of heresy and blasphemy, which has lead to decades of persecution across the archipelago. As the country looks to elect a new president on 17 April 2019, Indonesia’s Ahmadis face an uncertain future.